Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

The University of Texas Medical Branch

Texas Alpha Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha



Here for the Health of Texas

Established in 1891 as the University of Texas Medical Department, UTMB has grown from one building, officially known as the Ashbel Smith Building, but affectionately called "Old Red", 23 students and 13 faculty members to a modern health science center with more than 70 major buildings, more than 2,500 students and more than 1,000 faculty. The 84-acre campus includes four schools, two institutes for advanced study, a major medical library, a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a full range of primary and specialized medical care, an affiliated Shriners Burns Hospital, and numerous research facilities. UTMB is a component of the University of Texas System.

Click here for an interesting article Dr. Powell wrote for UTMB Magazine. (Microsoft Word document)

Contact: J. Alex Weston, Texas Alpha Chapter President—jaweston@utmb.edu